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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPASaranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

358 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kendo on 12-23-2006)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

stomioka, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle purchased as part of Wegmans mix a six pack.

Pours out a golden amber, with a one inch head, and some good long lasting lacing down the glass.

Smells very piney. I can tell this will be bitter.

Astringently bitter and piney. Some bitter orange and grapefruit peel provide some citrus flavors, but the dominant flavor is astringent, hard to swallow bitterness. A bit of a boozy sting, as well. The hops seem muddled and just thrown together for the hell of it- just to make a super hoppy bitter IPA. Not a whole lot of skill involved. There is a lot of very sweet malt flavor near the end.

Medium bodied, sticky and sweet mouthfeel. High carbonation.

A miss from Saranac, as per usual.

GreesyFizeek, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

gwiedman1, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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MikePags, Apr 06, 2014
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megamass, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

buzzy, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Shakydog68, Feb 10, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières d'ailleurs (St Herblain, Nantes), and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : dark amber color with white foamy head (w nice lacing).
Smell : malty and caramel aroamas.
Taste & mouth feel : hoppy flavors and dry bitter with a long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Style Imperial IPA.

thierrynantes, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

paulish, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ozzie1111, Jan 22, 2014
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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.